You flow through motions, frame by frame,
persistent vision, art house film,
through scenes few viewers should construe

but even as you trance a lens
then improvise asides and lines,
you still audition, must perform,

bring dramas toward your inner stage,
where curtains neither fall nor rise,
applause cannot conclude an act,

although a dream speaks loud, alive,
before the spotlights - no retakes,
no intermissions, interludes:

there you remain in character,
perfecting craft with every show,
so often that I hope you know

a time beyond that theater,
when no one seeks the title role
and all the rest goes unrehearsed.

Histrion © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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102 words. Prompt 3 (superimposed images of person in various poses).  Man Ray Photography inspiration challenge prompt - link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2785744-Break-on-Through....Man-Ray-photography-pro

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Submitted: August 25, 2021

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